Category Archives: Maine rivers

Deep Enough to Swim in, Nearly Warm Enough to want to: 2016 Kenduskeag Race will be one of a kind.

Every Kenduskeag is unlike any other, and this year will be no different. The depth and flow rate of the Kenduskeag Stream will be lower than average for this time of year, yet there will still be plenty of water.  … Continue reading

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Best of 2014 — A Year on the Water

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Best of Summer 2013 — Our Annual Slideshow

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Paddling the The Passy Gorge — Belfast’s Secret Heart

If the Passagassawakeag River is the main artery of Belfast, then the quarter mile stretch between Shepard Road and Route 137 is its secret heart. Paddlers typically take out above this section, partly due to the dam, partly due to … Continue reading

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Kayaking Maine — Best of Summer 2012

The hottest summer on record has meant an increase in the number of  guests from states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia. It also has meant a lot of great weather for  kayaking.  While summer is not officially over yet, the … Continue reading

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Moving to the Sea

This time of year I trade  my downriver kayak for a sea kayak.  Rather than a wing paddle, a flat-bladed Euro paddle occupies a place in the backseat of my car.  Instead of monitoring stream flow data, I keep an … Continue reading

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Downriver with a Twist: An Initiation into Slalom Kayaking

Slalom, a race over a winding or zigzag course, isn’t just for skiers anymore. Canoers and kayakers get to slalom too. And they did — last Sunday in the annual slalom races at the Kenduskeag Stream Park in Bangor. Below … Continue reading

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A Kenduskeag Like No Other: This Year’s Race Will Present New Challenges

Some of us have literally spent weeks worrying about low water.  No sense worrying any more or complaining about it any longer because it sure looks like that’s what we’re going to get.   The hoped for rain simply isn’t going … Continue reading

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Seasonal Paddling — Part II

The following is part two of a two (or three) part guest blog by Leslie Gregory of Swanville, Maine.   Paddling with Leslie, I am frequently reminded that when seeking adventure or beauty, it is not always necessary to look far … Continue reading

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Seasonal Paddling

The following is part one of a two-part guest blog by Leslie Gregory of Swanville, Maine.   Paddling with Leslie, I am frequently reminded that when seeking adventure or beauty, it is not always necessary to look far from home. ——————————————————————————————————————- … Continue reading

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